King Charles set to keep upcoming meeting with Prince Harry ‘short and formal’ to avoid ‘real risk’

King Charles set to keep upcoming meeting with Prince Harry ‘short and formal’ to avoid ‘real risk’

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 28/03/2024

- 14:52

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  • The Duke of Sussex is likely to greet his father King Charles when he returns to the UK in May
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Prince Harry will have another "short and formal" meeting with King Charles during his visit to the UK, a commentator has claimed.

Back in February, the King announced that he had been diagnosed with a form of cancer.

Shortly after the announcement, the Duke of Sussex flew from the US to London to see his father.

When the duke returned to London he met with the King for 30 minutes, which was believed to be their first proper private conversation in 15 months.

King Charles and Prince Harry

Prince Harry is returning to the UK in May


After touching down at Heathrow Airport, Harry went straight to Clarence House to see his father.

The 39-year-old was photographed arriving at the royal residence at 3.15pm.

At 3.45pm, the King and Queen Camilla were then photographed waving to crowds as they left Clarence House.

Tom Quinn, a royal commentator, claimed the Duke of Sussex is likely to meet his father for another "short and formal" meeting when he returns to England in May for an Invictus Games event.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry met his father for 30 minutes during his last trip


He said: “It won’t be quite so difficult for Harry to see his father, although that relationship is also fraught with pain and a sense of grievance.

"But Charles knows Harry had a difficult childhood for which he, Charles, was partly responsible and so he is more forgiving than William."

Quinn argued that a potential meeting between the father and son could be possible.

He continued to tell The Daily Mirror: "That said, the meeting between Harry and his father King Charles will be short and formal, simply because any difficult conversations could lead to complaints being widely broadcast when Harry gets back to the States.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were last in the UK together in 2022


"Just as with the relationship with William, Harry‘s relationship with his father has been badly damaged by the publication of Spare and Harry and Meghan's various interviews.

"Both William and Charles are always going to worry that they can’t say anything privately and off the record to Harry without the real risk that he will go public on anything and everything."

The Duke of Sussex spoke to Good Morning America following his trip to the UK.


Prince Harry

Prince Harry has had a public feud with his father and brother for many years


Referring to King Charles, Harry said: "I jumped on a plane and went to go see him as soon as I could.

"Look, I love my family. The fact that I was able to get on a plane and go and see him and spend any time with him, I’m grateful for that.

"I’ve got other trips planned that will take me through the UK, or back to the UK, and so I’ll stop in and see my family as much as I can."

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